Thursday, November 27, 2014

One DowN

This swap box is off to my swap partner in Lets Stitch Together... group now defunct  :(
so I hope Santa's mail elf takes good care of it for me.
I think I can hear Jingle Bells playing in the background...
There are only 28 more sleeps here in Australia...
  Ho Ho Ho

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The BeLL ToLLs

as I add another gift to the box. Narelle from HERE hosts a monthly group where she encourages us to make 1 Xmas Item. It is such a help knowing I have lots of goodies on hand.
ThaNk You NareLLe... xox
If you want to see what else has been made just visit HERE.

I'm also linking this post to Sharon's Lets Book It... here... as I have had this project marked for ages. It's in HANDMADE magazine..Country Christmas ...vol 29 no 8...called Rose Bell... designed by Alison Terry. It's only small but so cute! It measures 4in x 5in & is scented.

Thank You Sharon... it's a pleasure dusting off "old" books/mags/patterns with you each month.
To add your end of month link, visit here...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bathurst Blog Meet

I was never going to miss THiS bloggers get together... actually it's a retreat... so I drove up to Bathurst approx 4.1/2 hours away. I met lots of "old" friends & made some new ones too.
18 of us stayed Friday & Saturday nights...while others just visited for the day... but either way we ALL had a great time... laughing, chatting & some even stitched... lol
Pic's of the "Ladies" later this week...
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I made a small gift for Chooky ( shed organiser) just to say THANK YOU.
Can you guess what it would be???
Yep a "chook" mini for her "shed".
We also had a  Make It ~ Bake It ~ or Fake It swap.
I choose a "make it" with a little fake it thrown in... & this is what I put together.
And guess who received it... yes...ChOOkY...

I was one of the lucky dip winners over the weekend too... receiving these cuties...
Actually I was lucky last... because a certain someone from HERE... kept
I also managed to squeeze in a little shopping at The Home Patch... & although Anni Downs was away, her shop was still full of wonderful items.
Had a quick visit into Bathurst Fabric & Trim.
Now THaT place I could have an affair with... arrrhhh!
Fabric for my "wonky star quilt"...
And the lovely ChOOky gave everyone a little memory to take home!
I thought the "granny" kinda looked a little like me too!
THANKS ladies... for an absolutely wonderful weekend.

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I managed a little cutting at Friday Night Sew In... an all new meaning THIS weekend... with Wendy and the gang. Will show you what I did with it later this week...
The fabric NOT the
Now I'm off to catch up on some blog reading...
LuV being a BLoGGeR... woohoo...

Friday, November 21, 2014

I'm off again...

On another Road Trip. This time to Bathurst (NSW)... for a bloggers meet & sewing weekend. WooHoo !
I'll have some pic's for you to enjoy on Monday I'm sure.

In the meantime... here's a few more items I picked up in Victoria. I told you Shez & I had FuN !
My heart missed a beat when I read this frame topper...
I Just HAD to have it!!!
And a little more fabric for projects & stash... plus some threads... & bits...

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend...doing whatever makes you smile...
&... I hope to see some of you at FNSI with Wendy tonight.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NoVeMBeRs AddiTioN

to the Christmas Through The Year group with Anthea from here... have already been given away.
This month I made four crib covers for the Maitland hospital.
Each cover celebrates Christmas & even though the tiny NeW babies won't know it... the staff will enjoy the festive season seeing theses covers in the ward. Each cover measures 1mt x 60cm & is backed with darker fabric to shield the light.

Ho ho Ho... The jolly man is dusting off his sleigh!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

I finished putting the pockets on, did a little quilting then added the bright binding onto this Advent Calendar. My SIL's friend asked me to complete it for her... so it will go back with my bro & sil who are visiting at the moment.
It's only a panel but it looks really great & will make a small persons eyes light up when filled with chockies I'm sure. Not long before the 1st pocket can be opened!

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While I was in Victoria I picked up a few books too. 3 by Nancy Halvorsen & 1 by Lori Holt.
Both Shez & I purchased some of Nancy's fabrics too... woo hoo...

What have you got planned for today?
I'm finishing off the last secret gift for a swap partner.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I am working on something I was asked to finish... but more on that tomorrow...

And just some of the "goodies" that came home with me from Victoria...
They have to be stroked some more before they make it upstairs and into my cubbyhole...
OOoo so many pretties...

And this one ... well...
you'll just have to wait until December to see what's inside!

Have you been over to the BLanKeTs of LoVe blog here...
I have received a few gorgeous quilts... with more to show tomorrow!
Thanks for dropping by today... 
Hope you are having a good one!

Monday, November 17, 2014

BacK HoMe

after a wonderful few days with my good friend Shez... from here.
Let me tell you I was graciously spoiled & we had an absolute blast together!
And to top it all off we meet up with the lovely ladies gathered for the MillRosie Xmas Party.
WooHoo... more on that over here... or here...or here... where you'll see lots of pic's.

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I had a wonderful mailed envelope waiting for me too...
Yvonne from here at YvonneW Designs... paints beautiful buttons... so if you need some to complete a xmas project... click on over HERE & order a few. They are soooo worth it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My FinaL

giveaway gift was finally sent to Ondrea last week.
Ondrea asked for an Angel so I choose one of Michelle Ridgway's gorgeous designs & made it in Ondrea's favourite colours... BLuE & WHitE. The hanger measures approx 8inch square.
Ondrea has now received it... (plus some other goodies)... so here's a pic.
You can find Ondrea's blog over here.
Thanks goes to Michelle too... I always LoVe her patterns.
To visit Michelle's blog... just click HERE.
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And I'm off to Victoria... to ViSiT my friend SHEZ... from here... and the lovely MiLLRoSiE group of ladies for a Xmas party.


See you all next week...

Saturday, November 8, 2014


last night... with lots done in my cubbyhole. I LoVed having your company...& fingers crossed that ALL 45 ladies who joined in, managed to get something accomplished too.
I worked on some sshhh sewing so can't show too much... but it's now FiNisHeD... woo hoo.
Plus I also had a FuN time playing with gorgeous Christmas fabric by Moda & Quilting Treasures.
More on that later too.
I'll  be around to visit YOU this weekend... so get your post up so I can enjoy some eye candy.
See you on December 5th for the last FNwF for 2014.
Wendy from here... hosts FNSI on Nov 21st sign up there as well.
EnJoY your weekend!
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